To me that sounds about right. 300 wsm seems to be the new caliber most talked about, but there aren't that many "new Cals" anyway. And the fact that the 300 wsm pretty well covers everything in North America that deserves shooting, it is and will be discussed in great lengths for a long time
I'd agree with Don as well. The 270 WSM is very well thought of and probably every bit as popular as the 300. Maybe due to the general opinion that the 300 is big enough that you are never undergunned for anything, but the 270 is still enough for most everything but more pleasant regarding recoil?
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...